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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Banks tunes up for Beach Boys film

Elizabeth Banks is being lined up for the Beach Boys film

Elizabeth Banks has apparently joined a couple of indie movies, including the Beach Boys biopic Love And Mercy and drama Little Accidents.

The Pitch Perfect actress and producer is rumoured to play Brian Wilson's second wife Melinda Ledbetter, a former model and car saleswoman who met the Beach Boys mastermind in the 1980s, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Dano and John Cusack are poised to play Brian at different points of his life in Bill Pohlad's film, which would cover several decades of his life including his struggles with mental illness and his relationship with Melinda.

Elizabeth is also tipped to be the lead actress in Little Accidents.

Written and directed by Sara Colangelo, based on her short film of the same name, the movie focuses on the consequences in a small American coal town after a mining accident kills 12 men.

The 39-year-old will next reprise her role as Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, before starring in comedy Walk Of Shame.

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